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Lake Manitou
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Location Rochester, Indiana
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Type artificial lake
Basin countries United States
Surface area 775 acres (314 ha)
Average depth 11 ft (3.4 m)
Max. depth 55 ft (17 m)
Shore length1 8 mi (13 km)
Surface elevation 781 ft (238 m)
1 Shore length is not a well-defined measure.

Lake Manitou is a man-made lake in Rochester, Indiana, created in 1827 by the Federal government of the United States for the Potowatomi Native American tribe. The lake was created as a part of the Treaty with the Potowatomi that required the U.S. Government to create a mill for Potowatomi use. The Potowatomi originally called the lake Man-I-Toe which translated to the Devil's Lake due to the belief that a monster lived in the lake. The lake contains about 775 acres (3.14 km2) of open water, with a maximum depth of 65 feet (20 m).

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